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By Erica Villanueva, Nathan Anderson
On October 6, the California Supreme Court heard oral argument in Los Angeles Board of Supervisors v. Superior Court, a case that we have blogged about twice in the past because of its possible impact on policyholders.
By Doug Dexter
California Governor Jerry Brown concluded the 2016 Legislative Session by signing several bills affecting employment relationships.
By David Lazerwitz, Chris Locke, Brennan Bentley
Federal and state government mandates and incentives, combined with technological advances, have dramatically increased renewable energy sources during the past decade.
By Skip Spaulding, Brennan Bentley
In December 2016, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) issued new regulations that provide an important mechanism for renewable energy, transmission line and other development projects...
By Eugene Mar, Winston Liaw
December has been a hot month for IP law, with important developments in several cases that may significantly impact your intellectual property prosecution and enforcement strategies.
By Amanda Hairston
Don't be too surprised if you see a "wage and hour" exclusion in your employment practices liability insurance policy, especially if you have employees in California.
By Amanda Hairston
D&O policies vary quite a bit from carrier to carrier, and language on "standard" exclusions can change from year to year.
By Jeffrey Fisher, Eugene Mar
On January 17, the Northern District of California approved the latest amendments to its Patent Local Rules, which became effective immediately.
By Nathan Anderson
Attorney invoices may be protected in their entirety by the attorney-client privilege during ongoing litigation.
By Tyler Gerking, Nathan Anderson
A recent case in the Northern District of California offers two cautionary tales to policyholders.
By Jessica Nall, Janice Reicher
Recent corporate guilty pleas can be expected to have serious implications for the individual executives and employees alleged to have been involved in the conduct under scrutiny.
By Claire Johnson, Jessica Nall
In a company with a robust compliance culture, potential whistleblowers can express their concerns without fear of retribution.
By Dennis M. Cusack
Drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles, have found a wide and expanding commercial market as they have become cheaper to buy and easier to use.
By Erik C. Olson, Roderick Thompson
The district court had ruled the settlement agreement inadmissible for failure to use the magic words required by the California Evidence Code.
By Mary E. McCutcheon
Accordingly, this Court must endeavor to predict how the California Supreme Court would interpret the Contractual Liability Exclusion.
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